Plans submitted to open takeaway coffee kiosk at long-serving Sunderland salon
One of Wearside’s longest-serving salons has lodged plans to open a takeaway coffee kiosk at its city base.
Earlier in June, Sunderland City Council received a planning application for Reds Hair and Beauty in East Herrington.
The business has been based in Sunderland for decades and caters for both regional and local customers, offering a range of services.
New plans aim to change the use of part of the salon to form a drinks/servery counter, with a new entrance and canopy at the front of the building.
According to a design and access statement submitted to council planners, the development would offer a takeaway coffee service for both salon customers and ‘on-street passing trade.’
Customers would also be able to use the rear garden of the salon for outdoor seating after picking up a hot drink.
The planning statement goes on to say: “The existing salon provides tea, coffee and soft drinks as part of its service offer to the customers using the hair and beauty salon.
“Our client wishes to expand this service to a wider customer base.”
Proposed opening hours for the coffee kiosk, included in the application form, are 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on Saturdays and 9am-4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Reds Hair and Beauty first opened its doors in 1986 in Grangetown before moving to larger premises in East Herrington, at 3-4 Cairnside South, two years later.
The existing salon provides a range of hair and beauty treatments on the ground and first floors.
In recent weeks, the salon announced it had expanded its offer after linking up with Sunderland business The Chiropody Clinic to offer podiatry services – such as nail care, callus and corn care and diabetic foot care.
A decision on the coffee kiosk application at the salon is expected by mid-August.